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  • Now Yahweh's word came to me, saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.' Then I said, 'Ah, Lord Yahweh! Behold, I don't know how to speak; for I am a child.' Jeremiah 1:4 WEB

    Jeremiah tried to reason with the Lord and explain about why he was not the one for this prophet job, but the Lord would not take no for an answer. Jeremiah felt inadequate, but the Lord had appointed Jeremiah as a prophet before he was even born. It was his destiny. Before Jeremiah had done anything, either good or bad, the Lord had already made plans for his life and equipped him for it.

    God did not choose Jeremiah because he was wealthy, or because of his charisma, or because he was popular. God said that He formed Jeremiah in the womb. He could have made Jeremiah into whatever He wanted him to be, and that is what He did. Jeremiah came with the toolkit and the gifts that were needed to fulfill his purpose here.

    Likewise, so do you. God made you the way that He wanted you to be and you have a combination of skills, gifts, and talents that others do not. You shall not covet anything that is your neighbors (Deuteronomy 5:21). In a way, rejecting the original you that God created and desiring to have your neighbor's life instead is 'an original sin.' God did not create us to be carbon copies of another. We are each unique and special to Him, as He made us.

    You are who God wanted you to be. Our choices and actions can be good or bad, but as a person, we are who God made us to be. So stop being so critical. Don't look down on yourself because you are not wealthy, or not as popular as someone else. Stop trying to be like someone else and become the best version of yourself, the one who God created you to be. That is when your life will find its true meaning and purpose.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for creating me. Please unlock the skills and gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to utilize them to their fullest extent. Help me become the best version of myself, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen, amen and amen Lord.

October 17, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen..thank you Lord.

October 17, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!

October 17, 2019
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

October 17, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

October 17, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

October 17, 2019
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen  

October 17, 2019
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen. I really appreciate this devotional. Thank you Pastor Dion.

October 17, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dearest dearest God. Open these doors fix these hearts. Help us Lord Jesus. Amen. 

October 17, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

October 17, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Pastor Dion, I needed to hear this message! Heavenly Father, I thank You for creating me. Please unlock the skills and gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to utilize them to their fullest extent. Help me become the best version of myself, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

October 17, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!  I am a child of God, I am a true Blessing!

October 17, 2019
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Robert Hayes
Robert Hayes

Outstanding!

October 17, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Heavenly Father I thank you for creating me with skills and gifts to be used while I am here. Open the doors of knowledge so I can use them for Your work and be the best expression of myself, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. Glory be to You oh Lord. 

Needed to hear this today, God bless you Pastor. 

I thank everyone for the prayers for the healing of my sister Mireya,she is reacting very well. God bless you all.

October 17, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 17, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

October 17, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

October 17, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

October 20, 2019
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!!

December 2, 2019